Goodbye 2013!

31 December 2013
Be thankful for the bad things in life. They o...
Be thankful for the bad things in life. They open your eyes to see the good things you weren't paying attention to before. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)
New Year's Eve. Time for parties, fun, reflection, and making resolutions. It's always been one of my favorite days because it's my amazing grandmother's birthday. This one fact always makes me happy, even when reflecting on the past year can be a bummer. Not that this year has been, it's been a year with ups and downs, but I know I have a blessed life.

2013 saw some big changes for my family. Moving. Having both kids under one roof. Getting a job that I love. Missing family and friends. Living with the ex inlaws, which is admittedly a weird situation. Learning that I'm stronger than I think. Turning 35. Big things. Little things. All events that have made me learn and grow. That's life, right? All about learning an growing.

So, I have few regrets when I look back on 2013. I'm thankful for my children, my family, the family that didn't have to still be family but still is, my friends who are like family. I'm thankful for the family I work for. I am thankful that I wake up every morning. I could go on and on, but my point is I am waving goodbye to 2013 with a grateful heart. That's something that's not always come easy to me, the ability to find positive in situations that aren't always flowers and sunshine.

That's probably the biggest lesson I learned this year. Being positive. Counting blessings. Not sweating the small stuff. Focusing on what matters. Big lessons. Important lessons.

What is the biggest lesson you learned this past year?

1 comment:

lynette355 said...

Amen, you see the future as bright as it is!